Khazri starts for Tunisia
Wahbi Khazri started for Tunisia in their World Cup clash against Panama last night and just had he did against Belgium, he came away with a goal and an assist as his side won 2-1.
Panama took the lead in the first half when Yassine Meriah scored an own goal but Khazri set up Fakhreddine Ben Youssef for the equaliser just after half-time and the Sunderland midfielder scored the winner for his country on the 66th minute.
Meanwhile, Stewart Donald has denied reports in France that Saint-Etienne had agreed a fee for the Tunisian captain but did admit that he had turned down a few offers for the 27-year-old.
GOAL! Wahbi Khazri hits a low ball across the six yard box which is tapped home by Fakhreddine Ben Youssef pic.twitter.com/xfYxiW89SH— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 28, 2018
GOAL! Tunisia have come from behind to lead with Wahbi Khazri tucking away a low cross from Oussama Haddadi pic.twitter.com/o84kqTJ0QH— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 28, 2018
A little less interest in McGeouch
Dylan McGeouch has been in talks with Sunderland recently over a free transfer move from Hibernian. The Scottish international is out of contract at Easter Road and is expected to move on, and Jack Ross is keen to bring the player to Sunderland.
In a report in The Sun, Coventry City had emerged as rivals for his signature but according to the Coventry Telegraph, City’s signing of Shrewsbury Town captain Abu Ogogo has ended their interest in their former loanee.
Youngster signs for Hull
Sunderland released young midfielder Jordan Hickey at the end of the season but the midfielder has landed on his feet with a move to Championship side Hull City.
The 18-year-old played 13 times for Sunderland u18s last season but will step up to Hull’s u23 development squad after impressing on trial last season.
The U23s have bolstered their ranks with the double signing of Callum Smith and Jordan Hickey.— Hull Tigers Academy (@tigers_academy) June 28, 2018
Both players have penned one-year deals after impressing whilst on trial last season.
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Bids in for target
Stewart Donald has confirmed that Sunderland are interested in Peterborough United defender Jack Baldwin and their owner Darragh MacAnthony - during one of his regular Twitter Q&As - admitted that every player that they is transfer listed at London Road is the subject of a current bid from another club.
Baldwin is one of those players that have been transfer listed but it’s currently unknown whether or not we are one of the clubs to have bid for the 24-year-old who the Posh currently value at £250,000.